The National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) wants an investigation into a possible link
between the murder of an Awa indigenous allegedly committed by the army
four months ago and the massacre of an Awa family on Wednesday.
One of the victims of the indigenous massacre, Tuilia Garcia, recently denounced the assassination of her husband, Gonzalo Rodriguez, who was allegedly murdered by members of the Army.
“I connect [the indigenous massacre in Nariño] with the murder of Gonazalo Rodriguez,” spokesman for ONIC, Luis Evelis Andrade, said. His wife Tuilia Garcia, one of the victims of the slaughter, recently declared that his assassination was committed by members of the Army. “She began to receive threats and yesterday she and her family were killed,” Andrade explained.
The ONIC spokesman said Garcia and her familiy did not receive protection, even though she reported the threats and warned of the security situation. This is why the indigenous authorities call on the government to urgently provide protection for the witnesses and the children who survived the attack.
Unidentified men massacred Garcia together with other six adults, four children and one baby of the Awa indigenous in a
between Barbacoas and Tumaco on Wednesday early morning. Two children
of the family survived.
Colombian authorities offered a US$65,000 reward for information
leading to the perpetrators of the massacre.